I know I haven’t blogged in ages, Bravely Default’s release (in the EU) came and went by – everyone loved it, to my delight – and eh… I just didn’t know what to write about.
I kind of desperately need a new hobby though, so I might just use this blog more often and serial-tweet less. You guys probably hate that anyway.
Might change (at least) the background and header, though. Making this more homely.
Anyway let’s get to the topic of this post. Anne over at Chic Pixel (a blog you should follow) announced her Dating Sim Community Game-Along project yesterday. I silently participated in #FalcoMonth finishing Zero no Kiseki Evolution – which was great – but I thought: Hey, why not actually write something about the game I’m playing this time? Which in turn made me revive this blog. Thanks for the incentive, Anne!
I’ve been thinking about what game to play, as the “rules” are rather relaxed and visual novels and even RPGs with dating elements are fine, as well. I pretty much ended up with Chaos;Head Love Chu☆Chu, since C;H is my favourite Kagaku Adventure, and I haven’t found the time to play this yet.
Then I realized “Hey, there’s still this Otome game you haven’t played which you got because the premise sounded so awful, you had to see it. Also it was dirt cheap and Sakupyon is voicing one of the characters.” I haven’t dated cute ikemen in ages, so I think I’m going to do that. There’s quite a few Otome games I still want to play, but I don’t own any of these yet (for the interested: School Wars, Diabolik Lovers and Norn9). There’s only one I currently own, so I’m going to play that.
The game I’ll be playing has the wonderful name Otometeki Koi Kakumei★Love Revo!! 100kg(Koko) Kara Hajimaru→Koimonogatari(Girl’s Life) or… kind of translated “Maiden-like Love Revolution Love Revo!! Starting From 100kg→Love Story” (or “Starting my girl’s life from here on out”). Yes, it’s weird.
Watch the opening above. Or watch the one from the previous version which is kind of way cooler. It came out originally in 2006 for the PS2. Then for the DS (which even got a fan translation I hear!) and then for the PSP in 2010. And then AGAIN for the PSP in 2013. Which is probably why it’s dirt cheap.
More about the game after the jump. You can help me decide which ikemen to go for first (´ ▽｀).。ｏ♡
I could write a lot about Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the Nintendo 3DS. I could rant that Square-Enix still has not announced a localisation of this, or that they announced a “sequel” right afterwards which turned out to be a freaking browser game.
But I won’t, I will just rejoice in the fact that it is one of the best games they have put out in a decade. And one of the big reasons for this is its wonderful OST, on which I want to focus in this short post.
This is not a review, I will also not post more songs than “Ballad reaching towards Hope”, this is about the fact that they didn’t get “famous game music peeps” like Hamauzu Masashi, Sakuraba Motoi or even Uematsu Nobuo to make the OST for a very traditional RPG – a genre that really depends a lot on soundtracks. No, they got someone to do it who never made a video game OST on his own. Revo (of Sound Horizon fame) is a pretty well known musician in Japan, but this is his first solo-endeavour in the world of video games.
Getting him to make the OST for this game was the best choice Square-Enix has made in a long time. This Soundtrack sounds fresh while still being very traditional as Revo really likes to mix his instruments together. A lot of violins, the piano, even clockwork (it’s a theme of the game) found their way into the songs.
It’s a great soundtrack. I might be alone in this, but I’d rank it pretty near the Chrono Cross soundtrack, which is one of the most wonderful video game music releases I have ever had the pleasure to listen to.
So, listen to it and bug Square-Enix about Bravely Default. You do want this game.
明けましておめでとう as the Japanese say. It’s 2013, the world did not end last month, so I guess it’s about time we – or rather, I, because actually it was Lumy’s turn and she doesn’t even care, uguu – revived this blog. It’s a bother, but that’s the power of new year’s resolutions for you.
That said, I’m not really looking forward to this year all this much when it comes to all my real-life obligations. I plan to finish my degree, find a “real” job, so I can buy even more useless things, I would like to find a bigger flat and there’s also a visit to Japan planned if those things go well.
They probably won’t.
So in order to avoid thinking about all the hard things ahead, let’s think about the things we can look forward to. Be it Anime, Video Games or anything else. Mostly Import Games though. It’s all I do, lately.
So, here we are again. This place might seem dead but it isn’t! Or at least it’s not supposed to be. A mixture of laziness and stress prevented me from posting which, I guess, is the same for Lumy. I had a lot of important exams to write and work has been busy. But I still did stuff!
For answers on just what I did and what kind of posts you can expect in the coming weeks, just read on!
Every season I pick a lot of shows I want to watch but in the end I only watch a fraction of these weekly. Some others I marathon or semi-marathon (marathoning a series when there are still around three episodes or so left to air) later… the rest just gets dropped. Or not watched at all.
Since the season is nearing its end (I would have made a mid-season post but I didn’t have a blog), let’s examine what I found to be worth my while after the jump. Continue reading →